DIRECTION

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Enric Batlle

Phd Architect, Landscape Architect & MBLandArch Director

Associate professor in the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning UPC. His PhD thesis “The Garden of the Metropolis” received the UPC’s Extraordinary Doctorate Prize and the FAD Prize Theory and Criticism. He is a founding partner of Batlle i Roig Arquitectura, the multidisciplinary recognized office based in the metropolitan area of Barcelona. His current research is focused on the Green infrastructure of the new Metropolitan Urbanistic Director Plan – PDU as chair of the Landscape division.

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Marina Cervera

Architect, Landscape Architect, Urbanist & MBLandArch International Coordinator

Adjunct professor of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning UPC. She is a doctoral candidate with thesis entitled ‘Roadscapes’. She is the founder of her own Landscape and Urbanism Studio in Barcelona. She works also as Vicepresident of Professional Practice and Policies of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), Executive Committee Director of the International Biennial of Landscape Barcelona and the Coordinator of the Landscape Architecture Office at the Architects’ Association of Catalonia (COAC).

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Xavier Fàbregas

Agricultural Engineer, Agronomist & MBLandArch ESAB Coordinator

Associate professor of the Department of Agrarian Engineering and Biotechnology UPC specialized in Horticulture and Gardening. Deputy Head of Studies at the School of Agriculture of Barcelona. Former Coordinator and Professor of the Graduate Program in Landscape Gardening and the UPC. Former Coordinator of the degree in Agro-environment Landscape. His main research area is the ecophysiology of the Mediterranean shrubs, specifically their hydric stress response.

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Luís Maldonado

Architect & MBLandArch EMiLA Coordinator

Adjunct professor of the Department of Agri-Food Engineering and Biotechnology.He is a doctoral candidate with the thesis entitled ‘Paper Gardens’. Former professor of the Graduate Program in Landscape Gardening of the UPC and of Experimental Workshops at EINA (UAB).His ongoing research and professional practice deals with open space design and planning linking agriculture and forestry to landscape and cities crossing processes and new forms of nature.

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Pepa Morán

Architect, Landscape architect, Urbanist & MBLandArch General Coordinator

Adjunct professor of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning UPC. She is a doctoral candidate with thesis entitled ‘Morphologies of change: the representation of processes in Landscape architecture’. She is the founder of her own studio El obrador. Former Landscape architect for the River Llobregat Team in the Association of Municipalities of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. She is founder of Paisea Landscape Magazine.

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Anna Zahonero

Biologist, Landscape architect & MBLandArch ETSAB Coordinator

Adjunct professor of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning UPC.
She is the founder of her own studio AZ Paisatgisme, Environmental studies and Landscape Projects. Executive Committee member of the International Biennial of Landscape Barcelona. Former member of the Centre for Research and Landscape Projects (CRPP, UPC). She is a collaborator researcher of the Research Group on Conservation, Biodiversity and Climate Change ICTA-UAB

FACULTY

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Andreu Arriola

Architect, Landscape architect

Associate professor at Department of Architectural Projects ETSAB -UPC. He won the William Kinne Fellowship and the Fulbright Grant. He is the principal architect and founder of Arriola & Fiol arquitectes, a studio of architecture, urban design and landscape. Former Associate Director at Institut Municipal de Promoció Urbanistica y JJOO’92 and former Design Architect at Servei de Projectes Urbans of Barcelona municipality. UPC Researcher of CERCLE d’Arquitectura and J&G

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Albert Bestard

Agricultural Technical Engineer, Landscape Architect

Director of the study AB Paisatgistes SL. Former site supervisor for Landscape contractor ACSA Barcelona and former Landscape Architect at Nigeria. His research is focused on the recovery of streams and water cycle and the analytical capacity of the existing biotic environment and the definition of constructive solutions to integrate the green element into the urban environment

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Manel Colominas

Agricultural Engineer, Geographer & Historian

Adjunct professor of the Department of Agrarian Engineering and Biotechnology UPC. He specialised in Landscape History. He directs his own office Factors de paisatge, a design and construction of landscape architecture studio, collaborating with other important architecture and engineering studios. His research is interested in the European historical gardens of the XIX century, specifically German Romanticism.

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Pilar García-Almirall

PhD Architect, Urbanist

Associate professor of Department of Architectural Technology UPC. Her PhD thesis “Urban Management and Valuation” received the UPC’s Extraordinary Doctorate Prize. Academic Coordinator of the GIS course and Director of the Professional Master in GIS – UPC. Deputy Director of ETSAB. Director of the City Virtual Modeling Laboratory and Assistant Director of the Centre of Land Policy of Valuations. She develops her research in the areas of urban geography, sociology and economy, focused in housing, real estate, property tax issues and architectural heritage.

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Alex Gimenez

Architect

Associate professor of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning UPC.
Author, editor and curator of Racons Públics and Mitgeres, de l’oblit al Projecte. Curator of Piso Piloto, CCCB. Exhibited artwork at MACBA. Own practice focused on street art and urban microsurgery. Long time activist for LGTB rights and fight against AIDS.
Present research at Laboratori d’Urbanisme UPC, focused on the political dimension of town shaping, infrastructure, mobility, housing rights and urban controversy at ETSAB doctorate programme

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Jordi Izquierdo

PhD in Agronomy

Associate Professor of the Department of Agrarian Engineering and Biotechnology UPC. He is a professor of Pest and Weed control in the ESAB – UPC. Membership of several national and international societies and member of the scientific committee in 3 national weed symposiums. His international research work mainly focuses on weed management and ecology.

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Josep Mercadé

PhD Architect, Civil Engineer

Adjunct professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering UPC.
He works as a freelancer in the fields of architecture, urban planning and civil engineering. Former worker of the studio Foster + Partners of London. Former researcher and visiting professor at ETH Zurich.

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María del Mar Pérez

Architect

Adjunct professor of the Department of Architectural Technology UPC. She is specialized in Sustainable construction of public space. She is a doctoral candidate with thesis entitled ‘Reduction of drinking water consumption in the city of Barcelona and environmental improvement thanks to Wsuds’. Multidisciplinary professional practice at her own architecture studio.She won the open call at the Technology Department with her own projects about Construction and facilities of public space. She is a proffesor in the Architecture Bachelor degree and has been at the Technology Master in Architecture UPC and the Sustainable Town Planning Professional Master UPC.

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Carme Ribas

Architect

Associate professor at Department of Architectural Projects UPC. She works in her own studio associated with Pere Joan Ravetllat.Former worker of the Department of Urban Projects of Barcelona City Council. Her research has focused primarily on the public domain, building housing, facilities or public space projects.

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Maria Rubert

PhD Architect

Associate professor of the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning UPC. Author of the books ‘Places Porxades a Catalunya’ and co-author of ‘Metro, Metropolitan Galaxies metropolitanas’ and ‘La ciudad no es una hoja en blanco’ (‘The city is not a blank slate’). She is a Freelance illustrator. Research focused in Landscape and Cities, Mobility and Public Space, Metropolis and Mass Housing, Cartography and Representation at the Laboratory of Urbanism of Barcelona.

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Ioanna Spanou

PhD Architect, Landscape Architect

Adjunct professor in the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning UPC. Her PhD thesis ¨Mapping Atmosphere: rehearsals in mediterranean landscapes¨ received the UPC’s Extraordinary Doctorate Prize. Architect and landscape architect at the Department of Urban Strategy and Analysis in Barcelona Regional, Urban Development Agency. Her current research focuses on cartography as a tool that interprets reality and engenders the re-configuration of the metropolitan landscape.

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Victor Ténez

Architect, Landscape Architect

Adjunct professor in the Department of Urbanism and Regional Planning UPC. His private studio focuses in Urban and peri-urban Green structures. Former worker in Rosa Barba’s office. Former Head of Coordination of Urban Planning in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. He is Full Visiting Professor at the Politecnico dei Milano.

ASSISTANT FACULTY

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Víctor Adorno

Biologist, Landscape Architect

Specialist in environmental and systems biology works in (az) paisatge where he carries out projects always linked to ecological processes and strategical studies for urban and territorial planning. Field researcher in nature conservation project for years, he focuses on the understanding of the process based on contact with the environment and on-site experimentation.

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Lidia Carrillo

Architect, Landscape Architect

She is working as a landscape architect in Batlle i Roig architecture. Her current work is focused on the urbanization of pedestrian streets and urban greenery. Former landscape architect at AZ Paisajismo and Carlos Pedraza. She is specialized in analysis and representation of landscape. Her current research focuses on the natural beauty of the obsolete spaces, the Invisible Landscapes.

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Lara del Valle

Architect, Landscape Architect

She works in collaboration with Pepa Morán and (az) paisatge, developing cartographies, territorial planning and projects of environmental restoration and public space. She is interested in research the transformative energy of the landscape and pursues a project strategy as a collaborative and transdisciplinary experimental process that merges ecology, sociology, culture and economy to ensure new bonds with the environment.

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Daniel Gómez de Zamora

Biologist, Landscape Architect

Specialist in ecological and landscape restoration works in (az) medi ambient i paisatge where he carries out studies and projects related to urban and territorial planning and management, as well as to landscape and biodiversity conservation. He complements his professional activity with research in urban ecology.

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Mario Suñer

Architect

Vice- director of Landscape Projects at Batlle I Roig. His professional experience during 12 years in Batlle i Roig is intensely related with the Llobregat River, as a metroplitan public & natural space. He works actively in many projects along this river in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area as the development of the future Llobregat Blue Path. The central theme of his research project will be ‘the new sustainable mobility and its potential in the landscape transformation, merging city and nature’

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Livia Valentini

Architect, Landscape architect

Landscape architect in Batlle i Roig architecture where she is currently working on the design and requalification of public and natural spaces. Former collaborator of OSA Architettura e Paesaggio in Rome. She studied the evolution of the urban form and cartography as a planning tool; she is specialized in territorial dynamics and natural and social processes constantly changing the landscape.

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Javier Zaldívar

Architect, Landscape Architect

CEO at JZPaisajismo landscape office. Former worker at Batlle i Roig Architecture. He was the landscape architect at the Orla Conde project in Rio de Janeiro, finalist of Internacional 2016 FAD awards. The central theme of his research project will be ‘The importance of projectuals decisions in the later management of public spaces.

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Iván Sánchez

Architect

Associate partner of Batlle I Roig Architecture and deputy head of the landscape department. For the last 18 years in the studio, he has come a long way since the technical and graphical development of the doctoral thesis of Enric Batlle, towards the responsibility for different urbanization and master planning projects and competitions. From this moment he is co-author, along with Enric Batlle and Joan Roig, of all the landscape projects in which he participates in making strategic decisions within the firm. He is currently directing a team of 20 landscape architects and engineers. His research project aims to develop a logical sustainability in the landscape construction with the capability to improve the user’s life quality.

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Xavier Ramoneda

Architect

Founder and Creative Director of his own studio MIRAG Arquitectura y Gestión. Former worker in the studio Batlle i Roig Architecture. He has been an assistant professor in Navarra. The projects of his studio MIRAG had been internationally published.